Ringing in your ears is a common problem that most people will experience at least once in their lives. Following exposure to load noises or music, you may hear a noise like a buzzing, whistling or ringing in your ears. This can feel like it is a muffled, distant sound, an ‘underwater’ type of sound [...]
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Realising that you are losing your hearing can be a shock. For some it happens suddenly and others will experience a gradual decline in hearing over time. Whether you experience sudden or gradual hearing loss, the realisation that your hearing is diminishing is never an easy one. You may feel that your quality of life [...]
Booked your first hearing test? Here is what you can expect. Are you concerned that you may have hearing loss? Have you had an initial check with your GP or audiologist? Your GP may be able to tell you if you have temporary hearing loss because of a wax build up or other temporary contributing [...]
What is Tinnitus and how will you experience it? Tinnitus is the perception of ongoing noise or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people worldwide, but is not a condition in itself – in fact, it is usually a symptom of an underlying condition such as age related hearing loss, ear [...]
Exercising with Hearing Aids Incorporating exercise into your daily and weekly routine is always a positive and healthy step. A daily walk, run, cycle, workout etc is a great contribution to your physical and mental health. In fact, it can actually help reduce the risk of hearing loss as lack of activity and obesity can [...]
For those of you who have a loved one with untreated hearing loss, it is important for you to be positive, supportive and committed to helping them improve their hearing. Those with supportive families are also more likely to become successful hearing aid users. Here are four reasons why it is better to tackle the [...]
There are many studies world wide that have explored the links between hearing loss and memory and brain functionality. Many of these studies have conclusively linked hearing loss to Dementia, cognitive disorders, memory loss and even depression. Hearing loss, if left untreated, has also been linked to emotional and social consequences such as isolation, job [...]
Hearing loss can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition for those who suffer from it. Constantly having to ask others to repeat themselves can be a source of frustration and embarrassment for both parties. Often people with hearing loss will opt to let a conversation pass rather than asking others to repeat themselves and this [...]
Hearing loss is a serious condition that can significantly affect the quality of people’s lives. Losing the ability to clearly hear your family and friends, to take part in day to day conversations and to carry out smaller ‘normal’ daily interactions with ease, can have a big isolating effect on the lives of those suffering [...]
Each year you most likely carry out some important health checks for yourself and your family, your home and your car. Checks like a general health screening, eye tests, dental visits etc are commonly booked once a year. You likely also renew insurance policies, take your car for a service, spring clean your home etc. [...]